June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride Month (LGBT), a time where people throughout the world hit the streets with parades and festivals. Here are some resources to learn more about the celebrations.
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How the Pride Parade Became Tradition (find it on the ipl2)
This article is part of the introductory materials to Stonewall Uprising, a PBS American Experience documentary. The documentary details the first pride parade in June, 1970, while the article links this first parade to the parades we have today. The full documentary can be viewed online by clicking the “Stonewall riots” link in the article text.
GLBTQ (find it on the ipl2)
GLBTQ is an online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture. Here you can find articles on topics ranging from the history of GLBTQ people in China to GLBTQ people in sports. Browse the index to discover topics you’ve never even considered before!
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Archives Network (find it on the ipl2)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is a virtual archive which contains profiles of religious leaders who work towards justice for LGBT people, oral histories from early LGBT leaders and activists in various religious movements, and online exhibitions.
NEW! The It Gets Better Project
LGBTQ teens often face homophobia and feelings of loneliness as they struggle with their identity development. The It Gets Better Project is a collection of videos from LGBTQ people around the world. The website also includes lists of local resources differentiated by state and a blog with written testimonials of how life as an LGBTQ person does, indeed, get better.
The Human Rights Campaign (find it on the ipl2)
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. On their website you can find information about many issues related to being LGBT and resource guides to state laws, supportive workplaces, and healthcare facilities.
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